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Who We Are

Mission & History

Who We Are

A Child’s Tomorrow Begins Today

The Sanger Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation promoting quality education in Sanger ISD Schools.  We are organized exclusively for educational purposes to supplement funds for educational and scientific programs or activities for the Sanger Independent School District.  Specifically, we seek and distribute funds to support programs and initiatives to further enhance learning for public school students in the Sanger community. We have a vision of excellence for the school district, but realize that the lack of funds, both state and local taxpayer dollars, limits programs and services to students.

To alleviate lack of funding, we actively seek donors from among citizens, alumni, businesses, corporations and other foundations.  All Funds donated enhance innovative programs that benefit students and support teaching initiatives and growth.  All donations to the foundation are tax-deductible.  We also maintain a permanent general endowment and individual named endowments that supplements public education dollars and programs.  All programs are funded from donations and endowment earnings.

Sanger Education Foundation is honored and privileged to maintain and administer our family of endowments and scholarships on behalf of those who have lost loved ones or to honor those whose legacy lives within each of us. The Sanger Education Foundation is in complete compliance under IRS guidelines and administers in accordance with Section I, pursuant to policies and procedures and in a manner consistent with the Texas Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. For additional information on establishing an endowment or pertaining to any of endowment listed below, contact the foundation office at 940-458-4859


Sanger Education Foundation will introduce and support funding initiatives designed to strengthen the quality of education in Sanger ISD


Founding donor monument

Founding Donor Monument Dedicated Fall 2008

Sanger Education Foundation was established in 2005 with the vision to foster a community investment in a superior education for the children of Sanger.  Since then the community of Sanger, Sanger ISD and those whose goals were three fold have united in partnership in support of encouraging and recognizing creative and educational activities, build a strong community support for public education and to create a perpetual source of funding for education in Sanger, Texas.  In the first 10 years of existence foundation supporters have awarded over $700,000.00 in educational initiatives throughout Sanger ISD, impacting thousands of students.  As a small rural school district comprising of 107 square miles, mostly unincorporated with a total population under 14,000, our supporters have united in support of our students and teaching staff.  Today Sanger ISD educates 2700 Pre-K to 12th grade students at 7 campuses.  

The founding board of directors realized the Sanger community needed an organization to oversee legacy contributions including bequests, estate gifts and family named endowments. In creating the organization,  the foundation placed provisions to administer and manage a perpetual funding source within a general endowment and named endowments as well as accept bequests and legacy gifts. The Sanger Education Foundation is currently the permanent home of 24 family named endowments and scholarships whose purposes aligned with educational initiatives identified within the school district and the foundation.  

The foundation began with implementing both Instructional and District Program grant awards in in 2009, implemented Staff Development and Fellowship program awards for teaching staff in 2011 and most recently in 2012 the foundation added a Student Enrichment awards program. Student Scholarships have and continue to be awarded annually since 2009.  Since inception the foundation board undergoes an annual business forum in which the directors evaluates and outlines a 5 year business plan consisting of re identification and assessment of district needs in the areas of supplemental instructional, overall district and staff development funding priorities.  The planning also outlines funding needs and activities needed to sustain overall business plan as outlined.